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TRENDnet TEW-648UBM N150 Micro Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: great connection - it connects to more things than my internal one ever did before it decided that it wouldn't connect unless it was on top of the router. It's small, and doesn't get in the way - it's great for my netbook.

Cons: Don't really have any. It's small, connects great, just what you expect a network adapter to do.

Other Thoughts: I can't imagine why others are having trouble with it connecting. Mine picks up everything in the neighborhood, it seems.

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HT | OMEGA eClaro 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Love this sound chipset 09/10/2011

This review is from: HT | OMEGA eClaro 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Pros: Have it in PCI. Sounds gorgeous, can't go back to anything else

Cons: SLI mode is bumping up against it and I'm out of PCI slots except that one.

PCI-e version is so expensive.

Other Thoughts: Wish this would come down in price, or that motherboard makers would consider that not everyone wants on board sound anywhere near their ears. It has gotten better, but this chipset pretty much rules for audiophiles.

EDIT: And for the person that said that CLabs sounds like trash for gaming after using this card, you are absolutely right. I wouldn't go back if they were giving them away. Tweak this card, and it makes CLabs hardware sound like mud.

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GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Good Motherboard - a few flaws 08/25/2011

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Lots of features
Supports 2133 RAM out of the box
Typical Gigabyte quality (meaning great)
I haven't upgraded in a while, and replaced my old workhorse, an overclocked to 2.93 Xeon X3120.

WOO HOO! With 2133 RAM, I've maxed out memory in Windows 7, nearly maxed out CPU without a bit of OC'ing, and my graphics performance with just one card improved.

This thing is smoking fast. When I get something other than stock cooling and SLI straightened out, not to mention an SSD for the hybrid caching it can do, this thing is going to ROCK. Well, honestly, it already rocks. It's just got room to rock even harder.

Cons: I ALMOST gave this MB a 3 Egg for one reason alone, so I decided that it was unfair - let's just say it's a 3.5 egg - FOR THE SATA Connectors! If you are some how able to plug in a drive in this this motherboard, let alone four of them without having to detach it from the case so you can get to the block of connectors at the very edge of the board facing away from it, you have more dexterity than I do, and my fingers are tiny. I have an CM RC690 tower - not a small case by any means! You have to see it to believe it. I thought people were just finding things to gripe about. NO. Whoever dreamed up stacking them on their side facing the drive cage so you can't even see them and barely get to them... ugh. Bad choice.

Horrible, horrible placement of SATA connectors, and the fan connectors aren't exactly in convenient places, either. Still, once the case is closed, this MB is a winner. I absolutely dread ever having to hook up another drive to this thing, though.

Other Thoughts: SLI isn't working for me, either, but it's starting to look like that's an NVidia/Z68 chipset issue, not a Gigabyte one. Considering that the latest drivers from NVidia somehow blew away the USB 3.0 drivers and I had to install them again, I'm thinking it's not Gigabyte. To be on the safe side, I got a bigger power supply, but this one is going to come down to NVidia drivers, I'm sure, since there is an ocean of posts on the Nvidia site. Not exactly unexpected with a new MB chipset and NVidia/SLI/new drivers.

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Display Name: Edna O.

Date Joined: 04/29/03

  • Reviews: 40
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  • First Review: 02/23/06
  • Last Review: 06/16/12
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